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A guide to Insider's NFL free-agent evaluation process and grading system

Updated: March 5, 2014, 12:05 PM ET
By ESPN.com staff

In advance of the opening of NFL free agency, ESPN Insider player evaluators Matt Williamson, Gary Horton and Field Yates teamed up to form the "pro-personnel department" for six-time NFL executive of the year Bill Polian and recreate the front-office free-agent evaluation process for ESPN.com. The foursome broke down every unrestricted free agent scheduled to reach the market in 2014 using the same process Polian used as a general manager.

Free agents were evaluated in four main areas:

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